Octyl alcohol, ethoxylated
Polyethylene glycol monooctyl ether
Appearance: colorless liquid to white paste to white flake or granular.
Odor: faint characteristic odor.
Solubility: dispersed in water to soluble in water.
Risk: irritation, low irritation to skin, eye.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent wetting, permeating, cleansing, emulsifying, solubilizing, dispersing abilities.
Notes: (1), be careful with using in children cleaning products. (2), byproduct 1,4-dioxane: carcinogen to animal, possible carcinogen (Group 2B) to human; if content is minimal, usually does not cause to harm.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
Actives*, %, ≥
pH (25℃, 1%)
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Widely use as wetting agent, permeating agent. eg: textile, chemical fiber.
Use as cleansing agent widely. eg: personal care products, household cleaning, industrial cleaning, textile, leather, chemical fiber.
Emulsifying agent in petroleum, petroleum derivatives.
Leveling agent in textile, dye.
Use as solubilizing agent. eg: perfume.
Use as emulsifying agent, dispersing agent.